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What bugs me about the theory of evolution

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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: Themaskedbeast

Perhaps you need to read up on what evolution is
We are not talking catastrophic change (what you are describing), we are talking gradual change. We have seem these changes (species of moths, mice which have adapted to neighbourhoods in NYC, and of course antibiotic resistant bacterium).

Every generation of a species (that sexually reproduces) is a mutant, from the last.




posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman




If you could see the chemical change of sugar (grapes) into ethanol (wine)... you would be very useful in my lab
I would need to ask you "is it done yet?" which is faster than runing an HPLC or NMR



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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I didn't see the chemical process, but yet here it is!
There are the grapes, and here is the wine.

Actually let me have a few more sips, just to be sure ...
I'm very skeptical, you know.



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 07:40 PM
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Now what bugs me about evolution (and it really does) is that earthworms and nematodes never evolved into something more palatable.

Like if you could shake their hands (oops - I see, maybe not), for example, and reason with them, and find them a massive doo-doo-hole to live in, I'm sure they'd be happy and just go away.

I just feel they could have done better for themselves by now.
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

I am pretty sure there are a few more steps than grapes become wine
But I don't know the quality of wine you drink. I am more of a Whisky drinker.



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Noinden
Now you're going to have to convince an atheist!
No way can beer be distilled into whiskey.
I haven't seen the little chemicals run from one jar to another!
The proof of the pudding is in the taste!



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Its no my my job to convince you of anything neighbour
Speaking as a scientist (Chemist) I am pretty sure there are a few more steps involved
My Gods don't magically turn water into wine, though they do like mead.

I'd not recommend you eat any of the chemicals in my lab however. Or sniff them. Here have some Phosgene



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:47 PM
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But now ladies and gentlemen, before I lay me to sleep: "Where did all the coal come from?"


Thus the huge coal deposits of today’s world can easily be explained. The coal formed quickly in the year-long Genesis Flood only about 4,300 years ago. This coal is a grim reminder that God judged the world because it had become filled with wickedness, corruption, and violence (Genesis 6:11–13).

answersingenesis.org...

If it's only 4000 years old, stop shoveling my ancestors' graves into your ovens!

I mean they may have been wicked and flooded away, but that's no reason to shovel them into steam-engines, and make snow-man eyes!

Makes sense: wickedness+flood=coal.

"Amazing coal how sweet thy art: those jungles they were really thick, to make one tiny brick".
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: babybunnies


Given the millions of years needed for genetic mutations to occur, we're hardly likely to spot something happening inside 100 years, are we ?


You'd be surprised how rapidly things can and do change.


Within a few months, native lizards had begun shifting to higher perches, and over the course of 15 years and 20 generations, their toe pads had become larger, with more sticky scales on their feet.



source

A2D

(though I'd still call this adaptation...because I believe it is ALL adaptation but my beliefs aren't relevant to this conversation...)
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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(though I'd still call this adaptation...because I believe it is ALL adaptation but my beliefs aren't relevant to this conversation...)


Adaption is when an INDIVIDUAL takes advantage of its existing in-born capabilities and alters its behavior in some way. Like climbing to a higher limb than it normally would.

Evolution is when an ENTIRE POPULATION changes its existing in-born capabilities from generation to generation. Like growing extra sticky pads to make climbing easier.

The difference is that of an INDIVIDUAL versus that of a POPULATION.

An INDIVIDUAL ** DOES NOT ** gain new physical capabilities over its lifetime.

A POPULATION ** DOES ** gain new physical capabilities from one generation to the next.

INDIVIDUALS ** DO NOT ** evolve. The degree to which an INDIVIDUAL can ADAPT to changing environmental conditions determines which genes get passed on to the next GENERATION.

POPULATIONS ** DO ** evolve. Generation after generation after generation, small changes occur between parents and children. In EVERY plant, animal, and virus. If the change is neutral, it just gets carried around the population with no effect and may die out. If the change is deleterious, the INDIVIDUAL does not live to mate, or does not mate well, and the mutation dies out. If the changes are beneficial the change becomes dominate in the POPULATION - and that is EVOLUTION.

In any POPULATION, different INDIVIDUALS will carry different MUTATIONS. Those INDIVIDUALS that carry MUTATIONS that are beneficial to that INDIVIDUAL reproducing 'better' than other INDIVIDUALS in the same POPULATION will have a higher impact on the makeup of the POPULATION over future GENERATIONS.

This is not rocket science (it is biology .
). It is really not difficult to understand.

Changing behavior in an INDIVIDUAL is ADAPTATION. Changing behavior in a POPULATION across generations is EVOLUTION.
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posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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Very well said. I grow tired of the, "That's not evolution, that's adaptation!" argument. It's completely meaningless. You could call evolution long term adaptation, but it's often confused with actual adaptation of individuals as you noted above.
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